Sorry to be silent for so long. I have been preoccupied with the Rim fire, disorganized work, and a Coursera adventure. My deepest apologies to my three readers. To make amends, I have installed a new widget for your entertainment. Unfortunately, the new toy is not fully functional in free WordPress.
You may read about the widget at http://www.skepticalscience.com/4-Hiroshima-bombs-per-second-widget-raise-awareness-global-warming.html
Visit the website at http://4hiroshimas.com
and read about the meme at http://www.thebulletin.org/how-many-hiroshimas-does-it-take-describe-climate-change
I was wondering, if this blog were to have a bumper sticker what would it say? Not that this blog needs a sticker for its nonexistent bumper. But I need at least one more post today, so how about:
Stop the Sixth Great Extinction!
What? There are five mass extinctions, already? Are we supposed to stop the sixth from coming? Or is it happening now and we have to stop it? How?
Yes it is a very bad sticker – unclear, polysyllabic, urgent, yet dull. A slight improvement:
End the Sixth Great Extinction!
But now a light begins to dawn. Since extinction events and geological epoch boundary layers are associated the sticker can be re-written as:
End the Anthropocene!
Much better, even though it may only end up as graffiti on my barn.